Chef asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

Blood vs portal blood?

What is the difference between blood and portal blood?

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  • jay k
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Portal Blood- blood housed in the Portal Vein. (basically from the liver and small intestines and of course it de-oxgenated it's in a vein after all)

    Blood- housed in every arterie, vein, capillary, etc.

    Portal blood just refers to where the blood is in the circulatory system at that time.

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  • Janu
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I think portal blood refers to the blood carried by Hepatic portal vein from intestine to the liver. Actually digested foods including glucose, aminoacids, vitamins, minerals and water are absorbed into the blood present in the capillaries of intestinal wall. These capillaries unite and form hepatic portal vein carrying digested foods to the liver----the first destination. The rest of the blood flowing in arteries and veins is the "normal blood".

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  • 1 decade ago

    portal blood is collection of all the blood flow from the intestines and such that goes through the liver for filtering, before being send back to the heart through the vena cava. As for blood you have oxygenated and deoxygenated this case portal blood would be deoxygenated, if I am not mistaken.

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